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Parc animalier d'Auvergne

The Auvergne Animal Park is a unique reserve for rare and endangered species, which stands out at European level. On 45 ha, you are made aware of biodiversity and discover nearly 350 rare and threatened animals of 60 different species.
Come meet snow leopards, red pandas, wolverines, tigers, Amur leopards, takins, Tibetan black bears, Rothschild's giraffes, Hartmann's zebras, primates, two-toed sloths, dhole, pygmy hippos, cheetahs and, more a total of 350 rare and endangered animals!

The Park is located in an exceptional natural site, where you can admire many incredible views of the Cézallier and discover the different actions implemented for animal welfare and species conservation, while visiting a site that proves its difference on a European scale.

Indeed, the Auvergne Animal Park stands out in many aspects: it is the European park most involved in the conservation of rare and threatened species, with more than 80% of the species housed being part of a conservation program. European reproduction. The first park to house Thorold deer, it also offers the largest enclosure in Europe for Amur panthers. He is at the origin of the creation of Science Nature, an association dedicated to ethology and Biodiv'Educ, another association aimed at learning about biodiversity via new technologies. Unique mixed enclosures and a wide variety of immersive activities allow you to become familiar with the animals (family safari, privilege meeting, holiday course, etc.). Absolutely worth discovering!

New 2024

Explore behind the scenes of animal cuisine, observe the giraffes in their building thanks to a new footbridge, enter the enclosure of the Sika deer of Vietnam, enjoy a new play area installed in the middle of the Park, observe the binturongs, deer Crested squirrels and Prévost squirrels evolve in their new mixed enclosure, meet new individuals who arrived this year at the Park to get to know them better and protect them. Finally, experience virtual reality in our Conservation Center, open this spring, to discover the natural environment of animals! A 100% immersive and fun approach!

Located in Ardes-sur-Couze in Puy-de-Dôme, the Park is just 45 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand and Besse/St Nectaire/Murol and 15 minutes from exits 15 and 17 of the A75, near 'Issoire. For the 4th consecutive year, it received the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence. It has also obtained the Quality Tourism label and is starred in the Michelin Auvergne guide but also Le Petit Futé. A company with a mission, it received two trophies for its concrete commitment to the environment in 2023 and joined the “Company committed to nature” program.
New 2024

Explore behind the scenes of animal cuisine, observe the giraffes in their building thanks to a new footbridge when they are not outdoors, discover the Sika deer of Vietnam in an immersion enclosure.

Current 2024: virtual reality at the heart of your visit!

We speak: English, Spanish

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Opening

Opening hours from July 06 to August 31, 2024
MondayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
FridayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SundayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Opening hours from September 01 to September 15, 2024
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from September 18 to September 20, 2024
WednesdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from September 21 to September 22, 2024
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from September 25 to September 27, 2024
WednesdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from September 28 to September 29, 2024
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from October 02 to October 04, 2024
WednesdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from October 05 to October 06, 2024
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from October 09 to October 11, 2024
WednesdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from October 12 to October 13, 2024
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from October 16 to October 18, 2024
WednesdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from October 19 to November 03, 2024
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from November 09 to November 11, 2024
MondayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from December 14 to December 15, 2024
SaturdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from December 21 to December 23, 2024
MondayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from December 26, 2024 to January 05, 2025
MondayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 25/12/2024

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Adult

26 €27.5 €
Kids

19 €20.5 €
Disabled

8.5 €16 €
Adult

22 €23.5 €
Kids

15 €17.5 €
Disabled

8.5 €16 €
Further information) :
Thanks to the “Objectif Auvergne” travel map, discover the unmissable sites of Puy-de-Dôme! From your second visit to one of the 7 tourist sites (Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic, the Michelin Adventure, the Lemptégy Volcano, the Panoramique des Dômes, Château de Murol, Royatonic and the Auvergne Animal Park), benefit -10% on the purchase of your tickets.
Free for children under 3 years old

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash

Services

Equipments

  • Restaurant
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking
  • defibrillator
  • Picnic area.
  • Playground
  • Toilets

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Shop
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Catering
  • Accessible by stroller

Activities on site

  • Animation
  • Recreational leisure
  • Animal park / Zoo

Home animals

NOT_ACCEPTED

Accessibility

Adapted service: Wheelchair accessible with assistance
From 26 € / adult

Address

road to Anzat-le-Luguet
63420 Ardes
How do I get there?
From 26 €  / adult

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